The Heartland Riders chapter of the Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA) will be participating in CMA’s annual fundraising event, Run for the Son (RFS), on Saturday, May 4, 2019. CMA chapters all over the U.S. plan a 100 mile motorcycle ride for this event. Chapter members seek donations from family, friends, businesses, and other organizations for this annual fundraiser. The monies raised support evangelism in the U.S. and around the world. Of the monies raised, CMA donates 20% to Missionary Ventures International which provides motorcycles and other forms of transportation to indigenous pastors in developing countries to enable them to spread the Gospel in their nations. Another 20% of the funds raised is donated to the JESUS Film Project which spreads the Gospel through film. The film of the Book of Luke has been translated into over 1,700 languages and is shown to people all over the world so they can see and hear about God’s love for them in their own heart language. A third 20% is donated to Open Doors Ministry which finds ways to take Bibles and other Christian materials into countries closed to the Gospel. CMA retains 40% of the funds raised for evangelistic outreach activities in the U.S. and in countries where CMA is present.
The motto of CMA is “Changing the World One Heart at a Time.” Heartland Riders members have participated in mission trips with CMA’s ministry partners and have seen the effective use of RFS monies. Members have also participated in outreach and service at large motorcycle rallies and other community events. The Heartland Riders chapter, annually, with donations from chapter members, community members, and community organizations put together and deliver around 40 Christmas food baskets to the elderly in Atchison County. The chapter participates in community events such as the Lord’s Acre Parade, the Tarkio Rodeo Parade and Car Show in Niedermeyer Park, the Fairfax Fair Parade, Trunk or Treat at Tarkio Rehabilitation and Health Care, and Old Fashioned Saturday Night in Rock Port. They also do prison ministry, and conduct church services at Tarkio Rehabilitation and Health Care. The group attends Apple Days in Nebraska City, and Cruising Clarinda. Individually, members volunteer their time in their communities.
Members are from Atchison and Nodaway counties and Auburn, Nebraska. The chapter has its monthly meetings the second Saturday of each month at the Farmers State Bank in Tarkio. Food and fellowship begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting is at 7:00 p.m. If you are interested in more information on Heartland Riders, contact David Fruechtenicht, president, at 660-736-4463. If you would like to donate to Run for the Son or ride with them on May 4, please contact Annette Kaplan at 660-736-4443.